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Top Koala - Jackie French

Top Koala

By: Jackie French, Matt Shanks (Illustrator)

Hardcover Available: 18th November 2019
ISBN: 9781460754818
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 3+ years old

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This Koala just has to be on top!

I am top of every tree!

Top is always best to be.


And this koala is determined to be at the very top of EVERYTHING. From a mast in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race to the Parliament House flagpole in Canberra, this koala travels around Australia and tops it all!

The sequel to the delightfully funny Koala Bare, internationally renowned author Jackie French and talented illustrator Matt Shanks have created another ... top-notch book.

About the Illustrator

Matt Shanks's early fascination for the combination of words and pictures saw him complete a Bachelor of Design at the University of Sydney in 2003. It took him 10 years though, while working as a Creative Director at some of Melbourne's best design agencies, to realise that this 'watercolour hobby' of his needed to be shared with more than just his wife and cat. Matt has now illustrated several picture books and lives in Melbourne.

Industry Reviews

The rhyming text appears so deceptively simple and effortless that it reads like an absolute treat. This book is beautifully illustrated by upcoming illustrator Matt Shanks, who creates gorgeous watercolour paintings to accompany the whimsical text.
100percentrock.com

'In Koala Bare , Jackie French and Matt Shanks have created a uniquely Australian story for young children.'
Kids' Book Review

'A wonderfully funny look at several important things: the difference between the words bare and bear, the fact that the koala is not a bear and as the reader reads on they will learn some of the attributes of bears. But the main focus is the fun, the wit of French's rhyming stanzas, the prediction of the rhyming word at the end of each phrase, the use of words like posterior, the attempts by the koala to get readers to see him as he is.'
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ISBN: 9781460754818
ISBN-10: 1460754816
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Available: 18th November 2019
Dimensions (cm): 25.1 x 25.1  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.37

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Jackie French

About the Author


Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler’s Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia’s Honeysuckle Creek and man’s journey to the moon.

In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page